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unnamednewbie13
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Macbeth wrote:

dude seriously?
Yup. The boxes pretty much look the same. Black box, Boardwalk Empire title. Donated it to the library and grabbed season 2 the other day.
Macbeth
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10/10 great way to start the season
13urnzz
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Macbeth wrote:

10/10 great way to start the season
they did well with the recap from last season
Macbeth
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The last episode was complete shit. I am not even looking forward to watching this anymore. The scene with Richard in Nucky's office was the dumbest shit I have ever scene. Way to blow an interesting plot line.
Jay
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Anyone else feel that people dressed a helluva lot better in this time period than in our modern times? Why did wool outercoats and non-baseball-cap hats go out of style?
"Ah, you miserable creatures! You who think that you are so great! You who judge humanity to be so small! You who wish to reform everything! Why don't you reform yourselves? That task would be sufficient enough."
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Because clothes are cheap and replaceable now. You can still get a wool overcoat and a bowler hat, but you'll look like a pimp.
13urnzz
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Macbeth wrote:

The last episode was complete shit.
today's kids, they have no patience.

i like where the plot is going, now that that Lurch motherfucker killed someone else. nucki needs to get out of showbizness, amd his wife needs to get laid (again),

the highlight of boardwalk this year, is that Treme follows it . . .
Macbeth
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13urnzz wrote:

Macbeth wrote:

The last episode was complete shit.
today's kids, they have no patience.

i like where the plot is going, now that that Lurch motherfucker killed someone else. nucki needs to get out of showbizness, amd his wife needs to get laid (again),

the highlight of boardwalk this year, is that Treme follows it . . .
It would have been an interesting plot line if they had Richard going around randomly shooting people in revenge for last season. But instead he decides to drag someone into Nucky's office with a gun to his head and then admit to killing another person. And what does Nucky do after this guy admitted killing one of his employees? Nothing. Stupid stupid shit.
Macbeth
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They are also coming on way too strong with Gyp. Okay a sociopathic guy who takes every thing as an insult. Okay fine. You need to establish him as a bad guy.

Oh he is into autoerotic asphyxiation too. Look how crazy and evil he is oooohhhh

What's next? maybe they will get him to stomp on some kittens
Macbeth
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https://i.imgur.com/6DZqO.jpg
lol
ROGUEDD
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You sure like semen, don't you?
Make X-meds a full member, for the sake of 15 year old anal gangbang porn watchers everywhere!
unnamednewbie13
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I didn't see that until you pointed it out.
Jay
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What a piece of shit show.
Spoiler (highlight to read):
Finally completely caught up and they keep killing off the characters that are even remotely human: first Jimmy, and now Owen. Do I really want to watch Gyp beat peoples heads in with a shovel over nothing? Is that really what HBO thinks I want to watch? Fuck this show. Fuck Nucky. Fuck Margaret and all the rest. There isn't a single sympathetic character remaining besides the minor character Harrel.

Last edited by Jay (2012-11-23 13:20:29)

"Ah, you miserable creatures! You who think that you are so great! You who judge humanity to be so small! You who wish to reform everything! Why don't you reform yourselves? That task would be sufficient enough."
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Aries_37
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Jay wrote:

What a piece of shit show.
Spoiler (highlight to read):
Finally completely caught up and they keep killing off the characters that are even remotely human: first Jimmy, and now Owen. Do I really want to watch Gyp beat peoples heads in with a shovel over nothing? Is that really what HBO thinks I want to watch? Fuck this show. Fuck Nucky. Fuck Margaret and all the rest. There isn't a single sympathetic character remaining besides the minor character Harrel.
This whole season's an absolute clusterfuck. Did they get new writers or something?
unnamednewbie13
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So, avoid season 3?
Macbeth
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Harrow is my least favorite character after that stupid office scene with Nucky in the third episode. I don't see what people see in him anyway. All he does is stand around detached and grumbling. They could and probably will redeem him in this last episode with a rampage.
Macbeth
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As for the deaths of Jimmy and Owen- I liked Jimmy and was really upset to see him go but I give the writers a lot of credit for writing both him and Owen off as they did. In book, television, and movie series the goal of making more money takes precedence over good story telling, logical plots, and overall quality and creativity. If you already know that the popular characters won't get killed off because they put viewers in front of the TV then it sucks all the drama out of their story lines. This is why I don't read book series (like ASOFI). I think it was courageous of the writers to kill off two of the most popular characters.

Courage/creativity/originality >>> popular characters/repetition
Jay
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"Ah, you miserable creatures! You who think that you are so great! You who judge humanity to be so small! You who wish to reform everything! Why don't you reform yourselves? That task would be sufficient enough."
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Mutantbear
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Jay wrote:

TODO: FIX GAL IMAGES
i was going to say he looks like that guy from snatch

and he is that guy
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Jay
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Mutantbear wrote:

Jay wrote:

TODO: FIX GAL IMAGES
i was going to say he looks like that guy from snatch

and he is that guy
Oh wow, I didn't even place him before. Nice catch
"Ah, you miserable creatures! You who think that you are so great! You who judge humanity to be so small! You who wish to reform everything! Why don't you reform yourselves? That task would be sufficient enough."
-Frederick Bastiat
Jay
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And Band of Brothers, and Gangs of New York, and Public Enemies
"Ah, you miserable creatures! You who think that you are so great! You who judge humanity to be so small! You who wish to reform everything! Why don't you reform yourselves? That task would be sufficient enough."
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The pace of this season feels slowed down, but for the purpose of drawing out the escalating tragedy. The Gyp still seems like a joke, like he's made everything go full blown slasher glam.
Macbeth
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So I kept trudging along. Boardwalk Empire is so visually appealing, and the time period rendered so well, that sticking with it wasn't completely unrewarding. But it was hard.

Then something happened. Something worth it. They killed Jimmy Darmody (Michael Pitt) at the end of Season 2 and the stakes for every character on Boardwalk Empire were raised.

The decision to terminate the beloved Jimmy, essentially the star of the show, has been the primary talking point for followers. He was the most likable character of the show's first two seasons, largely because his story line was the most coherent. However, he made a decision to go to war with his mentor and father figure, Nucky, and he appropriately paid for it. The death of Jimmy Darmody made it clear that characters in Boardwalk Empire can't, and won't, last forever. There won't be any happy endings; this became a show about survival, with each character trying to align with those in power, angling to make the right move at the right time.

That presented some problems — it isn't easy for any series to function with an evolving cast. However, the constant threat of an axed character from episode to episode makes every scene of Boardwalk Empire a uniquely stressful experience. At this point, it's probably the show's greatest asset — it forces you to immerse yourself deeper in every scene, to buy in. A character won't be brought along for the sake of likability, or because he is a "good person" within the context of other characters. All of these people made the decision to live in an underworld where they're always at risk of losing everything, even Kelly Macdonald's saintly Margaret Schroeder.
http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/869 … ird-season
This guy gets it. Basically summed up why killing off popular/major characters is good for a show better than I could
AussieReaper
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Macbeth wrote:

This guy gets it. Basically summed up why killing off popular/major characters is good for a show better than I could
You're wrong. Breaking Bad was originally supposed to have Jesse die at the conclusion of season one.
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